Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nudibranch Video

Here's a short video of Eubranchus, the nudibranch featured in the Seaweed Microcosm post, below. Note the tiny swimming crustacean that puts in a brief appearance, about 9 seconds in from the start.

For more on British species of nudibranch, visit http://www.seaslug.org.uk/nudibranchs/
where you can read all about them and access pictures of all the British species

For pictures of their exotic, gaudy tropical cousins, see
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/06/nudibranchs/doubilet-photography


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2 comments:

  1. I really enjoy this blog. Something I've always wanted to do and I think you're going to inspire me to get a microscope.
    I was just wondering if you have any suggestions for something not too expensive. Stereo or compound to start with?

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  2. Hi Mike,thanks for your kind comments. A zoom stereo microscope would probably be a good place to start - it will reveal a whole new world without the need to any specimen preparation. There is a lot of useful information about microscopes at http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/

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